Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guaraní peoples
  • necklace, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: São Paulo, Brazil
  • seeds, reed, chicken feathers, parrot? feathers
  • Object Length/Width: 34 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6524

The single strand necklace is made from round light grey seeds. There is one large brown seed at the front center. There are two tufts of brown feathers a short distance up either side of the necklace. There are light brown reed beads at regular intervals.